[Gllug] OSHUG #3, Thursday 1st July.
andrew at osmosoft.com
Mon Jun 21 14:12:55 UTC 2010
Just a heads up that the third Open Source Hardware User Group meeting is
next Thursday, 1st July. The theme for which will be "what factors
contribute to the success of an open source hardware project?", with
- Current Cost Bridge - an Arduino based, hackable consumer device
The Current Cost Bridge was developed using the open-source Arduino
platform. The reason for using Arduino, was to speed up the development
process of the bridge, allowing for fast prototyping and producing a
- Concurrency.cc - parallel programming for makers and artists
The concurrency.cc project describes itself as "a group of educators and
researchers exploring the development of tools that make parallel
programming more accessible to more people. Our hope is that concurrency.cc
will serve the community of developers surrounding parallel and concurrent
languages on the Arduino and other low-cost embedded platforms."
- LilyPad - an Arduino based platform for wearables and e-textiles
The LilyPad Arduino is a microcontroller, plus a set of sewable electronic
components designed so they can be put together to create interactive
wearables or textiles based artworks. There is quite a range of components
such as LEDS, sensors, buzzer, accelerometer and more that can be connected
with conductive thread. The board is based on the ATmega168V/328Vand was
designed and developed by Leah Buechley and SparkFun Electronics.
Speak bios at the bottom of this message.
Chris Dalby is Lead Software Developer at Current Cost Ltd with
over 10 years experience in software development and network infrastructure.
Chris joined Current Cost in December 2010 to develop desktop and web based
software for the Current Cost monitor range.
Adam Sampson is a research associate in the field of concurrent programming
and complex systems simulation at the University of Kent. He has enjoyed
electronics as a hobby ever since being told off for dismantling the family
vacuum cleaner as a small child.
Omer Kilic is a research student at the University of Kent working
on dynamically reconfigurable architectures and embedded systems. He is
passionate about the open-source hardware movement and likes tinkering, so
much so that he founded TinkerSoc, The University of Kent Tinkering Society
Rain Ashford is Senior Producer at BBC Learning where she is
presently across the BBC's Media Literacy supertopic portal. During her 10
years at the BBC she has developed and produced many of the BBC's high
priority sites and online activities. Passionate about technology, she
recently started a Women in Technology network for her colleagues to discuss
careers, training, raising their profile and encouraging women to look at
careers in tech. She previously worked for BBC R&D as a Technologist where
she worked on the groundbreaking R&DTV project and the BBC's developer
network, BBC Backstage, she's a hardware hacker, coder, artist, gamer and
mailto:andrew at osmosoft.com
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